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30 Jan, 2023

Running and owning a business is tough enough without having to worry about getting an unwanted visitor in your office or commercial property. The thought alone is certainly nerve-wracking, but fortunately, intruders can be easily deterred by the installation of a security system.

If you’ve already considered an intruder alarm system to prevent this type of occurance from happening, you may also have worried about the burden of protecting your business alone. Fortunately, this need not be the case, as MCFP has a reputation for protecting businesses from all kinds of potential dangers – including intruders.

Used to protect businesses from danger and often required in order for your business to comply with UK fire and safety policies, intruder alarm systems have many benefits. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of getting an alarm system of your own installed, and how MCFP can help protect your business from potential intruders.

Criminals are deterred

When a potential criminal is looking to target your business, the presence of CCTV cameras in commercial properties or a visible burglar alarm system might be enough to deter them.

With a burglar alarm, your business is at much less risk of being broken into and your valuables are kept much safer. Even petty crime like vandalism is reduced when someone can see they are being watched, reducing the need to repair broken windows or paint over graffiti. A good burglar alarm is the first line of defence for your business – deterring crime before it begins is always the goal.

Instant response to intruders

A good burglar alarm makes a lot of noise when something isn’t right. The noise alone could be enough to scare the intruder off.

At MCFP, we offer an Intruder Alarm Dialler, which cleverly contacts you or someone you trust when your alarm is triggered. This ensures that you or someone you trust is notified instantly when something is going wrong. The security system is programmed to stop calling when a contact has answered, preventing unnecessary alerts.

Premises are monitored 24/7

A good burglar alarm will monitor the perimeter of your business 24/7. Even after you’ve closed shop for the day, you can rest assured that someone is looking out for it.

A burglar alarm system can be bells-only, can alert your trusted contacts when there is a problem, or be connected to a monitoring contract that could alert local authorities. The best choice for your specific needs depends on your business’ location and the relative amount of crime your area typically experiences. Either way, your burglar alarms can be made to order, providing you with exactly the right amount of monitoring.

Can be personalised for commercial property

The security requirements of your property are unique to you and your business. This is why burglar alarms are often designed to suit individual security needs, rather than there being a one-size-fits-all solution.

MCFP offers a wide range of personalised alarms for you to choose from. No matter the size or shape of your property, they have a burglar alarm system that works for you.

There are a few different types of burglar alarms to choose from:

Bells-only alarms

A bells-only alarm is the most common alarm system found in the UK. Their function is to sound off a loud noise or siren if a sensor detects an intruder or any unusual activity is detected at your home or business. The siren will go off for about 20 minutes, or until it is disarmed at the control panel.

This is a great option for awareness. The loud siren helps alert your neighbours that there is trouble so that they can contact authorities to check it out. It is also the most affordable option.

Monitored alarm system

These burglar alarms will connect your alarms with a dedicated alarm monitoring company. If there is an intruder alert, an operator will call your home or business to check in on the disturbance. When things don’t seem right, they will call your personal number to alert you of the disturbance, or alert the police directly.

Wired & wireless burglar alarms

Wired alarms have sensors, monitors, and detectors wired together with a network of cables and wires. These require specialised burglar alarm installation, which can increase costs.

Wireless alarms are wireless and battery-operated. They are easier to install and, typically, more affordable. They are, however, connected by WiFi, which could fail if there is a loss of signal or network outages.

Dialler burglar alarm

Similar to a bells-only alarm, these systems automatically notify you or a trusted person when your alarm is triggered.

Peace of mind

The reality is that most break-ins or vandalism happen when you’re not around. This could be the middle of the night or the early hours of the morning – either way, the anxiety can cause a great deal of stress.

Burglar alarm systems can be a cost-effective way to provide some around-the-clock security for your business without having to pay for a physical security presence. Your alarm system can be configured to send you alerts when there is a disturbance, allowing you to rest easy when you’re away from the shop.

Remember, no news is good news!

Employees are better-protected

If you have employees who work late shifts or hours outside a normal 9-5, it is extremely important to beef up your security presence.

The presence of burglar alarm systems in your business can help create a comfortable and safe company culture for your employees. This will help your staff be able to perform their tasks without worrying about their safety. In the event of a break-in, a monitored burglar alarm will alert the right people straight away, reducing the likelihood of anyone getting injured as well.

Insurance premiums are reduced

When you install monitored burglar alarms for your business, it will impact your insurance policy. With a monitored alarm that covers critical areas of risk, your commercial property could then be designated as well-protected. Your insurance company will then decide it’s less of a risk, thus reducing your premiums.

The money you save would cover the cost of the system, and any money after that is money gained!

A burglar alarm system is a great investment for any business. They help keep unwanted people out, alert you of suspicious activity, keep your employees and property safe, and give you peace of mind. Not only that, but they can save you money on your insurance premiums as well.

Here at MCFP, not only do we offer a wide range of intruder alarms for your home and commercial property security needs, we can help with alarm installation also. Speak to one of our dedicated team of experts today to get started.